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    I’m teaching a stained glass seminar soon with a lot of good tried and true methods. I’d love to bring in new ideas though. If you have a method you love (or hate), let me know! Leading concoctions, color mediums, and painting surfaces are all welcomed.

    In the same vein, we sometimes use crystal gel on shower curtain to make a paintable surface–does anyone else have an anti-bead solution that may be a less costly replacement?

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     Scott Gerwitz
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    A few years ago Bob Moody made a stained glass painting for Rosco’s USITT Booth. His recipe for the leading was 1 part crystal gel-1 part black satin latex paint-and metallic silver paint. The amount of the silver was to taste. I used it on a project myself and it was perfect. I applied it with a ketchup bottle.

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    #15791

    As far as the colored part of the glass goes, I’ve had great luck with liquid watercolor (like Dr. Ph. Martins) suspended in sealer – if you want the glass to be clear, use gloss, if you want it a little milky, use satin, etc. Then I puddled the color into it’s section, and pushed it into corners with a plastic spoon. Here are the windows for Bathing in Moonlight at McCarter Theatre in 2016. Design by Eddie Pierce: [attachment=0]2016-09-08 17.20.30.jpg[/attachment] I have an entire process sheet if anyone is interested

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    Susan DeConcini wrote:


    As far as the colored part of the glass goes, I’ve had great luck with liquid watercolor (like Dr. Ph. Martins) suspended in sealer – if you want the glass to be clear, use gloss, if you want it a little milky, use satin, etc. Then I puddled the color into it’s section, and pushed it into corners with a plastic spoon. Here are the windows for Bathing in Moonlight at McCarter Theatre in 2016. Design by Eddie Pierce: 2016-09-08 17.20.30.jpg I have an entire process sheet if anyone is interested

    I would love that process sheet! I’ve never had to do stained glass before, but I think it would be a fun thing to experiment with.

    #15793

    I would love the process sheet too. I have had luck with fabric markers and voile. The fabric was stretched on the back of cut out foam sheets (1″). We lit from the inside of a foam box with led lights.[attachment=0]Photo Mar 30, 10 33 17 AM copy.jpg[/attachment]

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    We use weatherstripping as the leading and artist gel medium as the texture of the glass. We add food colouring suspended in gel medium on top for colouration.

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    Here’s the process – If you DM me your email address, I can send you the PDF!

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    I have had success with Floor Wax mixed with tint on white plexi. Using black caulk for lead. Will send pics when I can….

    This thread is perfectly timed as I have to do a window next week!

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    #15797

    Thanks everyone! The class went well. The students all used different substrates so we got a variety of feedback about processes. The substrates were clear plexi, bleached muslin, natural theatrical gauze, china silk, polycyc, and shower curtain–in case anyone had questions about those specifically.

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     Anonymous

    Wonderful post!

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     Rachael Claxton
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    I love putting tint or dye in Crystal Gel and then troweling it onto plexi with pallet knife.

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